Funk You Announces 10th Anniversary Tour Dates March 12, 2021 13:21
Georgia-based funk outfit Funk You will celebrate a decade of making music together with a brief run of shows across the Southeast U.S. scheduled for April and early May.
Announced earlier this week, the seven-date run of spring performances begins on April 16th at Victory North in Savannah, GA, and will continue with scheduled stops at the Salvage Station in Asheville, NC on April 17th; Music at Meyer Park Series in Gulf Shores, AL on April 22nd (free show); Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, GA on April 24th; Charleston Pourhouse in Charleston, SC on April 30th which includes both early and late shows; Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts in Charlotte, NC on May 7th; and wrapping with a show at The Society Garden in Macon, GA on May 8th.
The tour’s announcement notes that all venues along the tour will adhere to state and local COVID-19 guidelines.
We caught up with guitarist Evan Miller to learn a little more about the band's 10-year journey, as well as the challenges that the pandemic has presented for nationally touring acts over the past year:
"Its crazy to think about. It honestly doesn’t even feel like its been that long. I can remember thinking about starting a funk band after seeing Lettuce for the first time at Bear Ceek in November of 2010. Funk You played their first show in Dec of that year. Looking back on the days that we were getting started is always fun, even though we had no idea what we were doing. We started out playing around Georgia in 2011 and that grew regionally into touring most of the country. I think we all share the same feeling of accomplishment after so many years of hard work."
"It was definitely hard to see all the momentum we had worked hard on building just come to a complete stop. We stayed positive and dedicated a bunch of time at Prana Recording Studio in Lilburn, GA and Sneaker Thief Studio in Athens, GA. The time off allowed us to record a ton of music, with some of that energy going into recording live streams. Be on the look out for a special release coming soon."
"This past year also taught us a lot about the other side of being in a band, that are just as important as going out and playing shows. We focused on building a stronger online presence, as well as putting more attention into our merchandise. We are very thankful for the people that have supported us throughout the past year with their contributions. It’s exciting to finally have some shows on the calendar. They are all reduced capacity, socially distanced events and we can’t wait to see everyone."